The Dawn of Cheap and Easy DNA Writing
These startups are developing new ways to reprogram biology by producing custom genes from scratch.
How to Turn Science Fiction into Science Fact
George Church and Ramez Naam on the limitations of evolution, the power of matchmaking, and why we should send single-cell computers into deep space.
Gene editing scrambles a family's connections in this original sci-fi story for NEO.LIFE.
The Future of Genetic Engineering
A bioengineer, a biopunk, and a biotech reporter square off onstage about our neobiological future.
7 Big Biotech Ideas for 2019
Scientists and other creators tell us about the developments they’re watching for and the conversations they’ll be starting.
Inside the Race to Build Life From Scratch
Synthetic biologists aim to transform the world with manmade organisms. What will it take to get there?
Designer Babies Are Here. What’s the Next Edit?
A Chinese scientist engineered kids to resist HIV. Here are other changes that could be on the feature list for Humanity 2.0.
5 Reasons to Sequence Your Dog’s DNA
Sequencing services for pets may shed light on human aging, allergies, and mental health.
How a DNA Test Can Help You Deal with Depression
Gene tests for antidepressants are going mainstream — and getting more confusing. Here’s a guide.
Your Next Rx: Less Testing, Fewer Drugs — and Better Health
Soon, precision medicine could help you avoid expensive, risky procedures that you may not need.
Reset Your DNA to Slow the Clock
A new epigenetic test that tracks molecular aging claims to show you how to stay biologically young.
These Genes May Help You Read Your Biological Clock
Newly discovered variants let women predict their fertility — and overall health.
Biohacking Is a Bitch
Dog breeder David Ishee thinks gene editing can spare purebreds from debilitating disorders. But getting the tech to work is just the start.